Calvin Hempsted

12 September 1800–3 September 1892 (Age 92)
Westmoreland, Shelter Island, Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of Calvin

When Calvin Hempsted was born on 12 September 1800, in Westmoreland, Shelter Island, Suffolk, New York, United States, his father, James Hempsted, was 31 and his mother, Huldah Bosworth, was 38. He married Amanda Wilcox or Wilcot about 1820, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ripley, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1850 and Spring Prairie, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 September 1892, in Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Spring Prairie, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Calvin Hempsted
Amanda Wilcox or Wilcot
Marriage: about 1820
James Hempstead
Louisa Hempstead
Marquis C. Hempsted
Susan R Hempstead
Abigail Alviva Hempsted
John W. Hempstead
Asa E. Hempstead
Adeline Hempsted

Spouse and Children

about 1820
New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 25

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, most of which were originally named with Old English hāmstede or hǣmstede ‘homestead’. One Hempstead in Norfolk derives its name from Old English hænep ‘hemp’ + stede ‘place’, while Hempsted in Gloucestershire was originally ‘high homestead’ (Old English hēah + hāmstede).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Calvin Hempstead, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Calvin Hempstead, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Calvin Hempstead in household of Jas Hempstead, "United States Census, 1880"

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